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Use your browser for cross-platform instant messaging

If you want to keep in touch with all your friends and coworkers, you don't have to jump around from one service to another.

By March 6, 2014

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Microsoft opens instant-messaging for all comers

Any programmer now can build software to tap into Windows Live Messenger's network. Perhaps in time IM will become less fragmented and more useful.

By December 15, 2011

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Tech Retrospect: YouTube chimes in with Music Key, BlackBerry gets down to business

Google takes YouTube into the premium realm, and BlackBerry strikes up some partnerships. Plus, the first Lumia to lose the Nokia branding. All that and more in this look back at the week in tech.

By November 14, 2014

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Facebook Messenger now used by more than 500M people

Milestone comes just months after a negative backlash against separating the social network's IM features onto a standalone app.

By November 10, 2014

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Police skirt Tor anonymity software in shutting down illegal websites

US and European police say they closed more than 400 online contraband markets and arrested 17 people -- who thought they were hidden by the popular tool.

By November 7, 2014

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​Toshiba Glass betters Google Glass display tech, but you can't buy it

Google Glass is today's most iconic wearable for augmented reality, but Toshiba's come up with a somewhat more subtle design.

By October 8, 2014

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Microsoft rolls out new plans for Office 365 users

Designed for small and midsize businesses, the three new subscription plans offer more features and flexibility than their predecessors, says the company.

By October 2, 2014

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2,400 Phones 4U staff lose their jobs as networks circle

Roughly half of Phones 4U's staff are to be laid off, while EE, Vodafone and Dixons Carphone snap up other stores.

By September 23, 2014

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Ray Ozzie's new app reimagines the phone call

One of Bill Gates' all-time favorite programmers is back after pondering the hypothetical: What would people do if the phone had never been invented before the Internet came along?

By September 22, 2014

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BitTorrent Bleep extends its IM security to Android, Mac

If BitTorrent succeeds with its encrypted, decentralized app, it would enshroud a previously open form of messaging in a hard-to-break bubble of privacy.

By September 17, 2014